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Stop whining – start grinding

It’s interesting how the young folks have started using a term that describes what the older folks should be doing.

Hope is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

“Baldo came to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, in 1988, when he was 17 years old. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife and their two U.S. citizen daughters, ages nine and 13

Black-on-Black coalescence – Part 2

Differences versus commonalities: Enslavement was different in the U.S. from the brand that was practiced in the Caribbean and Brazil and other South American countries.

Lifting communities from poverty by raising minimum wage

“We find our population suffering from old inequalities, little changed by vast sporadic remedies.

Doubting Black voters intelligence, intentions

If it’s presidential-primary time it’s a given a significant part of the political discourse will involve dissing Black voters.

Poor people are discouraged from voting

Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton – his recent string of victories notwithstanding – to poor people not voting.

Recognizing all of America’s heroes and sheroes

Every day I wear a pair of medallions around my neck with portraits of two of my role models:

Women will bring peace in the world

On April 30, hundreds of women, peace-builders and peace activists from around the globe will gather in Dallas for the Annual “A World of Women for World Peace” Conference.

End summer hunger now

Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can’t wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals, it’s a mixed blessing.

‘Bill O’Racist’ at it again

I have written about Bill O’Reilly, aka “Bill O’Racist,” in the past and his proclivity to distort the facts when discussing African Americans. Well, he’s at it again.

America’s war for democracy

The conservative movement’s war against democracy in America has erupted on two fronts within the last month in ways that sharply illuminate the threat to many Americans’ rights – especially their right to vote in many states this November.

Black-on-Black coalescence – Part 1

Coalition-building is the best way for Black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment

Revive the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

This country has made remarkable progress on civil rights over our history.

Restoring the VRA: The fight against voter suppression

“No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory ...

The poor facing a housing crisis

“I was in Newark and Harlem this week and I walked into the homes of welfare mothers. I saw them in conditions – no, not with wall-to-wall carpet, but wall-to-wall rats and roaches. [One mother] pointed out the walls with ...